Julia Mannell, of Seattle, WA was just one point behind Iran in the voting.
The point results of the voting is as follows:
I’ve deleted all the entries that did not get any votes and posted the names and number of votes received and the jury comments in the description field of all the photos. The photos will be on display in the PFRE Photographer of The Month flickr group through the end of April. Thanks for everyones participation -what a great bunch of images!
Iran describes his image as follows:
This was a shot from a small set I did for a local site Marietta.com. The was a show home so it wasn't hard to find a good comp, the entire home was very well decorated. The shot itself is pretty straight forward, I only used one handheld strobe, but shot several frames which I later combined in post. The strobed frames consisted of one with the light pointed directly into the room, one with the light bounced over head, and then maybe 5 or 6 more where a used a slip on speedgrid to accent the chairs, the ottoman, the bench, and so on. I made a composite of these frames and then blended that with an Exposure Fusion image made from a bracket of just the ambient light, no strobes. From there it was just fine tuning really. I tried to maintain the feel and direction of the ambient light while using the strobed frame to even out the exposures and clean up the WB.